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Pyramid

3/1/2008

Pyramid Peak

Access from Reno, NV:
US 395 South
US 50 West to small parking area on north (right) side of road 6.8 miles west of Echo Summit
Drive Time: 1:29

Run 1:
I skinned up the southeast ridge of Pyramid Peak. The winds were strong above treeline making for a rapid descent down frozen snow up high and mashed potatoes down low.
Elevation: 3861’
Distance: ~7 miles
Time: 3:40

Thunder Mountain

Access from Reno, NV:
US 395 South
US 50 West
CA 89 South
CA 88 West to Kirkwood Ski Area

Run 2:
I began skinning up below the highest lift in the area and was soon confronted by a member of the ski patrol which resulted in a lengthy conversation about uphill traffic and downhill traffic. I continued upwards despite the threats, then dropped the southwest side finding frozen snow.
Elevation: ~620’

Run 3:
I skinned up to the east ridge of Thunder Mountain reaching the 9410 and 9408 summits, then descended the north side of the ridge finding powdery snow.
Elevation: ~1630’
Time: 2:30
Total Elevation:~6111’

Pyramid Peak


Weather-affected tree on Pyramid Peak’s SE ridge


Thunder Mountain from Red Lake Peak’s SW Ridge 3/2/08


Pyramid Map

Thunder Map

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